VIRTUAL CONSOLE - NEXT POKEMON GAMES ON 3DS: Pokemon Gold, Silver, Crystal!
Nintendo released the original Pokémon games, Red, Blue, and Yellow Versions, on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console earlier this year, and it’s success is starting a path of re-releases we’ve been waiting for!
The series’ developer Game Freak recently stated they didn’t have any similar plans for the games’ follow-ups, Gold, Silver, and Crystal. But for the Nintendo 3DS which is being outshine by the success of Nintendo Switch, it’s the only way to go.
“This will surely keep the 3DS alive.”
Virtual Console Pokémon GOLD, SILVER, and CRYSTAL are the only way to transfer old Pokémon from those games to SUN and MOON.
“I think the remakes, like Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen, is still an approach we’re interested in,” Masuda told IGN. “With the Virtual Console releases of the original games, specifically there had never been a way to bring those Pokemon over to the latest generation. It had always been that you couldn’t get those Pokemon out.
Masuda explained that services like Pokemon Bank and the Poke
Transporter finally gave the developers an option to release the
original versions on Virtual Console, essentially letting people upload
first generation into the new game.